West Bengal

  • Kolkata bandh
    Apr 30, 2015 08:57 IST

    First bandh in two years sees Kolkata wake up to deserted streets

    Important junctions that usually spring to life by 8 AM on weekdays such as Esplanade, Shyambazar, Park Circus, Sealdah and Howrah Station wore a deserted look.

  • AMRI
    Apr 24, 2015 23:26 IST

    Trinamool Congress won't support land acquisition bill: Mamata

    The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

  • Ankul Maiti
    Apr 17, 2015 11:56 IST

    I-Core owner, another ponzi king, lands up in jail

    Just a couple of years ago, it was an unqualified boom. Various ‘groups of companies’ sprung up in various corners of Bengal producing, or claiming to produce, just about everything under the sun — from cement to edible oil, newspapers to TV channels, apartments to resorts and motorcycles. However, on Thursday, the CID of the state police swooped down on I-Core group owner Anukul Maiti

  • Apr 15, 2015 10:53 IST

    Docs ask govt to change sex-determination law

    Radiologists and cardiologists in the city have urged the state government to review the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PCPNDT) Act — the law that deals with sexdetermination of still-to-be-born children — to save many cardiac patients who suffer from acute pulmonary thrombo embolism or pericardial effusion problems.

  • Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor
    Apr 15, 2015 10:49 IST

    Bangladesh minister meets CM, voices hope of sealing Teesta deal

    Bangladesh land minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif sought to pick up the threads from the Mamata-Hasina meet in Dhaka as he met the chief minister at Nabanna on Monday. However, he didn’t say if his optimistic tone on the Teesta issue was the result of discussions with the chief minister on the day.

  • mamta
    Apr 09, 2015 11:48 IST

    Mamata launches personal attack on Modi at rally

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally, where she also questioned the CBI’s jurisdiction in sending notices seeking documents relating to the party’s income and expenditure.

  • Mamta Banerjee
    Apr 06, 2015 18:10 IST

    Saradha scam: CBI seeks details of Trinamool's accounts

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, has sought details of the accounts of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Apr 03, 2015 18:05 IST

    Kerala: The new battleground for banned Maoist group

    On the run in Bengal and parts of Jharkhand and Bihar, CPI( Maoist) has announced “successful opening of a new warfront in Kerala”, in the southwestern part of the country, besides signing a pact of mutual help with the Communist Party Maoist, Manipur, active in the northeast.

  • Maoist
    Mar 30, 2015 14:34 IST

    NIA files charge sheet in Burdwan blast case

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed the charge sheet in October 2 Burdwan blast in the city sessions court on Monday afternoon.

  • Mar 28, 2015 15:30 IST

    Bengal polls 2016: BJP to reach out through social media

    The team behind slogans such as 'ap ki bar, Modi sarkar' in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls is preparing to for the crucial Bengal assembly elections next year. This time the will also promote the BJP across cyberspace – Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter.

  • Mar 28, 2015 12:59 IST

    You may soon have to ink a deal with your maid

    You may have to draw a contract with your domestic help, pay hourly wages, give bonuses and four days of paid leave per month—these are among the demands of domestic helps, who are slowly congregating under a banner to press the government for their legal recognition and welfare.

  • Mar 27, 2015 14:06 IST

    Kundu in ED custody, angry Rose Valley agents beat up journalists

    Rose Valley Group owner Gautam Kundu was remanded in ED (Enforcement Directorate) custody on Thursday. Hundreds of Rose Valley employees massed near Bankshall Court and shouted slogans against the ED as Kundu was led away amid tight security. The mediapersons were heckled and beaten up by Rose Valley agents, as the cops turned mute spectators.

  • Mar 26, 2015 10:31 IST

    Sangh affiliates reach out to Bengali hearts through football

    The easiest way to make way into a Bengali heart is through football, so believes the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

  • Mar 25, 2015 15:28 IST

    Bengal: After Ranaghat rape, Jalpaiguri missionary school threatened

    Even before a single culprit of the Ranaghat rape and loot has been arrested, the nuns of St Captanio Girl’s High School of Nagrakata, Jalpaiguri district have received four threat letters in March with the last one threatening reprisals on the lines of the March 14 Ranaghat crime.

  • Mar 20, 2015 18:21 IST

    15 infants die at Kolkata hospital, families allege medical negligence

    Many people gathered in front of Dr BC Roy Postgraduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata, on Friday morning protesting the alleged death of 15 newborns in the last 24 hours. They alleged that the deaths were due to medical negligence and demanded an inquiry into the incident.